Wally Lowery has been working with the Alabama Judicial System for over twenty-one years. As the Director with the Alabama Judicial College he provides continuing education to over 2,500 court employees. Wally also has a faculty certification certificate with the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. He earned his Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Troy University. He has been a guest speaker at numerous continuing education seminars and trainings since his employment with the judicial system. Some of the topics he has instructed are Drugs on the Cutting Edge, Employment Issues, Court Administration Procedures, Court Referral Updates, Drug Testing Procedures and Understanding Generation Gaps with Employees.
Wally is also an Adjunct Instructor for Troy University. He has taught Court Administration, Survey of Criminal Law and Juvenile Justice. As of 2015 he has instructed over 54 classes including online course with Troy E-campus and Faulkner University.
In 2009, Wally was appointed to serve on the City of Troy Board of Education for a five-year term and is currently the President of the Board. He has served on the Alabama School of Alcohol & Other Drug Studies, Alabama Tobacco Prevention & Control Advisory Board, Montgomery Judicial Chapter for Alabama State Employees Association and is currently the Chairman of the National Fundraising Committee with the National Association of Judicial Educators. In 2008, he served as a member of the UJS Employee Recognition Committee. During 1999, he was appointed to the planning committee with the City of Troy’s “Millennium Celebration”. Honors have included Outstanding Young Americans Award, the C.C. Bo Torbert Jr. Award and Soldier of the Year with the 3/117th Field Artillery.
He is married to Holly A. Lowery and they have an 15-year-old son, Noah that is in tenth grade at Charles Henderson High School, and a 9-year-old son, Blake that is in third grade at Troy Elementary School.
Wally’s claim to fame was in 1993, while working with the City of Troy, he found a historic map that he donated to Troy University. The map turned out to be an original design from 1930 by the famous Olmsted Brothers, at that time the foremost landscape architectural firm in the United States. The firm designed several national treasures including New York City’s Central Park and the Biltmore Estate as well as the plan for Alabama’s Capitol complex. The design was implemented on the Bibb Graves Quad at Troy University to a pedestrian area and can be visited today to see the original design.
When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and is very active with the Troy Recreational Department. He coaches baseball and soccer. Wally also is an avid folk art painter and has sold his works to art lovers in 22 states and four countries worldwide.